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Europe EUTOPIA Week 2020 at Warwick

Introducing EUTOPIA

EUTOPIA is a European alliance of six entrepreneurial, change-focused universities who have committed to delivering open, innovative and inclusive higher education in Europe. The six partners in the EUTOPIA alliance are committed to modernising education and training, providing 21st century skills and competencies in all of Europe’s regions. We are already working together to develop international opportunities for our staff and students.

Find out more about EUTOPIA


EUTOPIA Week brings together key players – students, researchers, subject matter experts and strategic partners – from across our European alliance network, every six months. This year we will be hosting a number of additional online events, open to all, to provide unique insights and enable important discussions on topics impacting society today.

You can find out more about everything on this website, and we have put the information a downloadable PDF too. (Please note, this PDF may not be accessible to all viewers, however, all the information is accessible from this website.)

Download and print a Programme and Timetable >

What's happening?

The University of Warwick (UK) is hosting the second EUTOPIA Week online from 23 to 27 November. Our EWeek programme features a series of workshops, panel debates and open forum Q&As. We have engaged high-profile speakers from across our networks to participate in important topical discussions relating to Higher Education and the wider global operating context.

A number of sessions will be open to the public and they promise to offer impressive academic and professional expert insights into the hot topics facing our society today. Please note, some sessions will only be open to University Presidents and senior leaders, Work Package leads, students, staff, academics and researchers from the six partners of EUTOPIA.

We're also running informal networking events during the week, including an online 'Pub Quiz' on Wednesday, where you can get together with fellow delegates and test your knowledge.

You can also join our Warwick Esports games and events for more fun throughout the week.

See the full schedule now

Our guest speakers

Themis Christophidou

Themis Christophidou is the Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission, since March 2018. She is a civil engineer with 35 years of experience in private and public sector management.

Having worked in the private sector for 15 years, she joined the European Commission in 2001 and held various positions, including in the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, as Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and as Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.

Themis is an alumna of the civil engineering faculty of the Metsovio Polytechnic University of Athens, specialised in transport infrastructure and urban transport. Born in Famagusta, Cyprus, she is trilingual in Greek, French and English.

Martin Reeves

Martin has been Chief Executive of Coventry City Council since April 2009. He was also the Chief Executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority from March 2016 to September 2017. He had previously been with Bedfordshire County Council for three and a half years as Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Executive.

Martin spent much of his early career as a lecturer and researcher, and has a PhD in applied economics. He is a Professor (University Advisory Panel) at Coventry University; is the first Honorary President of LARIA (Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association) and on the board of the Centre for Cities.

Recently, Martin was once again included in the top 50 of the Local Government Chronicle’s (LGC) list of most influential people in local government.


Warwick Esports

Warwick Esports society will be hosting a series of online gaming tournaments during the week which will be streamed on their Twitch.

Meet other students at partner universities through your favourite games, such as:

  • CS:GO
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Rocket League and VALORANT

Players of all skills can join in, either alone or with friends - we'll be balancing teams to keep everything competitive and fun. If you'd like to help out behind the scenes (casting, observing, stream production etc) let us know.

Sign up to Warwick eSports events by midnight (GMT) on Friday 20 November to get involved.